The Italian brand Nutella, a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread, sponsored the Spanish giant when Cassano, then 23, moved to Madrid. Rome January 2006.
“When I arrived at Real Madrid, I quickly lost 12 kilos.” Cassano said in a conversation With former Italian teammates including Christian Vieri and Fabio Cannavaro.
“Then I got them back. Nutella was one of the club sponsors and provided me with 5 kilograms of product every month.”
Cassano, considered one of the most promising forwards of his time, did not shine in Madrid under former Roman director Fabio Capello and was sent off 19 months later. Sampdoria..
“When Capello arrives [summer of 2006]I scored two goals in two games and felt like a world champion, “Cassano added.
“He played Lyon in the first half, argued with him in Jerez, and he withdrew me from the team. In seven months he gained 14 kg and ate Nutella directly from the bottle, but if you don’t mind I didn’t. Anything. I didn’t like it. “
Cassano, 38, admitted that he had weight problems throughout his career and that his extravagant lifestyle in Madrid hurt his outlook on play.
“My biggest mistake was a year and a half at Real Madrid, because I did everything to ruin it,” he said. “It’s a big regret.”
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I gained 14kg in 7 months after eating Nutella
https://www.espn.com/soccer/real-madrid/story/4301335/cassano-on-real-madrid-spell-i-gained-14kg-after-eating-nutella I gained 14kg in 7 months after eating Nutella